Beams Festival 2015
"Through the Tunnel"
Concept: Moments in time is to pass through a web of consciousness, to be present in all senses, to experience the moment,and unleash the curiosity within.'
Description: The art installation is a 9 metre glowing tunnel of woven macrame fabric with projected UV Lights that glows in the night. The tunnel is designed to be sustainable and environmentally friendly through the use of recycled fabric and low powered UV Fluorescent lighting.
The tunnel is an interactive work, where people can walk through a web ofwoven glowing fabric, creating a unique engaging experience for the viewer, and aims to unleash their playful, cheeky and child-like side as they duck and weave through the tunnel. The tunnel can be touched, and has a breath-like quality, as it slightlymoves, wobbles and bounces while people pass through.
Melissa participated in the Beams Festival in September 2015, held within the streets of Chippendale, Sydney. The festival attracted 22,000 people this year and was full of art, light installations, music and entertainment.
BEAMS is a flash in the night of colour, form, movement and sound, descending upon the streets of Chippendale to illuminate the creative talent of Sydney. This multi-disciplinary arts festival showcased work from the whole spectrum of the arts, with creatives coming together in the hundreds to surge the voltage of ideas and inspiration. For one night only each September, the cutting-edge curatorial emphasis of BEAMS by the Chippendale Creative Precinct provides a scintillating insight into the minds of Sydney’s best forward-thinking talent. Wandering through the art-filled laneways of Chippendale, audiences experience a night of communal ‘enlightenment’. Festivaliers also enjoy the opportunity to directly participate through hands-on art-making, workshops and plein air performances.
For more info, go to www.beamsfestival.com.au